Sorry this is kind of long but i'm confused, please help with advise thanks
I have question about a labor laws in CA I am at a new job just under 3 months. I got in a car accident but felt fine for a few days and then yesterday I was in bad pain so I went to the dr before work.
They said they needed to get out my old ex rays to see the change. I said I had to work so could I come back on my lunch.
At work I asked my supervisor what time would be best for her for me to take my lunch because I wanted to go to a dr and they needed to know what time to expect me.
She said early would be better for her, I said ok. On my way to lunch I said ok I am going to my appointment. She said ok well I just need to let you know that I already checked with HR and if the dr says you need more than 3 days of we have to let you go. I said wow that is crazy I hope I dont need days off but I have to make sure I take care of myself.
Well I went and the dr said it was worse than he thought and wanted me to see another Dr out of town and take off about a week,
I called work and told the news.
boss said well can you just bring in your resignation letter now? I said well I can't really drive right now(thy gave me some meds and told me to go rest my back). They said well please bring the dr note with your resignation by 530, I said can you just lay me off so I can at least get unemployment? She said no because this is not a lay off. I said I love my job I dont want to quit. She said well if you resign then you are can be re hired. I said if they lay me off I could be rehired. She said no this will be better for you because I checked you can get disability. I was like Ok what ever. The dr said only a week.
I called some numbers in town to find out what to do but no one was available to talk to me today, to see if this is legal it sounds like they are trying to force me to quit so they dont have to pay for anything.
Do you know if this is legal? Why would they want me to quit so fast I am good at my job I use to manage a department like mine but we went out of business so I took a pay cut and a lower position doing something I have a lot of experience in and I get along with all the staff members
any advice would be appreciated